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Resources for LGBTQ2S Youth
British Columbia

1-800-SEX-SENSE

Free, confidential, non-judgmental and anonymous information from nurses, sex experts and trained volunteers.
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AgedOut.Com

AgedOut.com is for young adults who were in government care in BC. It's an up-to-date warehouse of information on resources and services available to young adults and a learning tool to help people feel empowered as they leave care.
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CampOUT! BC

A social justice summer camp for queer, trans, Two-Spirit, questioning, and allied youth ages 14-21 from across BC or the Yukon.CampOUT! provides a supportive space for LGBTQ2S+ youth to celebrate and be celebrated for who they are.
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Changing keys - voice feminization training

Trans Care BC offers a free program for adults age 18 and up called Changing Keys. Changing Keys is an intensive speech and voice training program offered in a group format. It consists of a private speech and voice evaluation and the group therapy program itself. Some of the speech and voice parameters we work with include speaking pitch, vocal inflections, voice quality, vocal resonance and speech sound articulation. We discuss but do not work directly with other aspects of communication such as gestures, facial expressions, word choice, laughing, listening behaviours and turn taking in conversation.
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Crisis Line

access your local crisis line by dialling 310-6789 (no area code necessary!)
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Crisis Line Map

A map of crisis line services within BC
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GSAs: Gay/Straight Alliances

Offered in many schools across BC. Many groups meet in school settings, while others meet in outside community locations; some involve students and teachers together, while others are primarily for students. Some are referred to as Queer Straight Alliances, Diversity Clubs or Human Rights Clubs. Some involve LGBT parents or members of PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians And Gays).
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Generous Space Ministries

Generous Space is a Canada-wide Christian organization that connect LGBTQ+ people interested in exploring the intersection of faith, sexuality, and gender together. They offer group meetups in Vernon, Victoria, Vancouver, and Maple Ridge. They also offer retreats, pastoral care, peer connection, and online connection for LGBTQ+ Christians.
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Get Checked Online

Internet-based testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is a new approach to STI testing. This online service creates anonymous lab requisitions for STI testing and delivers results online. At this time the promo code "community" works to create an account. You can also call 1-866-665-6626 to request a code.
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HealthLink BC

A free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. You can speak directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist about any health concerns
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Helpline for Children

If a child anywhere in B.C. needs help, call the Helpline at 310-1234 any time of the day or night to speak to a social worker, no area code is needed. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call 1-866-660-0505 for TTY services. This is a toll-free service, and there is no charge to call the operator if you need to call from a pay phone. This helpline is available for children, parents, and other community members to report abuse.
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If You're a Teen in Foster Care

Information about your rights as a youth in care, how to make a complaint, and resources to connect with other youth in car.
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Kids Help Phone

A 24/7 counselling service for young people in Canada that can be accessed by phone, text, or chat. Also operate a canada-wide resource service.
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Looking Glass BC

The Looking Glass Foundation is a caring community of prevention and support for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders -- and those who love them. They offer multiple services including online peer-support.
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Opt: Options for Sexual Health

All ages and all genders sexual and reproductive health services. Clinics available throughout the province.
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Peer Support Service Directory

A growing list of peer support groups across BC for trans, gender diverse and Two-Spirit community members and their parents, caregivers, and support networks.
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Q Christian Fellowship

This is a USA resource that offers online chat forums and other opportunities for connection amongst LGBTQ+ people and allies.
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RACE - Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise

This service allows the option for family physicians or nurse practitioners to connect with a transgender care specialist for consultation. Though this service is only for medical professionals, it may be a useful resource to answer any questions your doctor may have and help you receive the care you need.
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Sex Sense

Free, confidential sexual health and referral service.
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Sex Smart Resource - Clinic Finder

A map and search engine to find STI Clinics in BC based on location, services offered, and days available.
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Smart Sex Resource - Chat

Anonymous service that provides up to date sexual health information from a nurse at the BC Centre for Disease Control through online chat
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The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service

Worried about drug and alcohol use? Whether it’s for yourself or someone you care about, you can call them for information, options and support. They can refer you to a full range of counselling and treatment services across BC. Services on the Alcohol and Drug Line are confidential, multilingual, free, and available 24/7.
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The Shelter and Street Helpline

The Shelter and Street Help Line is designed to assist people who are affected by homelessness in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regional districts, as well as in Greater Victoria. They provide information on a variety of programs and services and publishes the Shelter List, which details available shelter beds and mats for women, men, youth and families. The Shelter List is updated twice per day at around 11:30 AM, and around 7:30 PM.
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Trans Care BC

Resource hub for people seeking gender affirming care, including peer support in your community.
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Youth In Bc

YouthInBC.com is run by the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC. They are a volunteer driven organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis.
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YouthCO

A peer-led agency working to reduce the impact of stigma related to HIV and Hep C. Offers programming that is trans-inclusive and inclusive of gay, bi, 2-spirit, and queer.
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YouthSpace.ca

Youthspace.ca is an online chat and text service providing emotional and crisis support to youth under 30 across Canada, where trained volunteers chat with youth from 6pm to midnight PST every night. Youth can find a moderated forum and resource lists on the website. Additional support is available through e-mail counselling provided by YouthTalk.
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